Ensouling Our Schools: The TRC Call for Trauma Informed Care - Grades K-5

Trauma informed schools and classrooms, in response to the TRC, have become a focus across Canada. Building a sense of safety, trust and belonging, emotional resilience and regulation, mental flexibility, and coping skills serves everyone. In this workshop, we will discuss different types of trauma, what we know from neuroscience about it’s impact on learning and behavior, and share strategies drawn from Indigenous models of healing and well-being, SEL, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness that can support both educators and students to manage emotional stress and critical incidents. A teacher’s manual for classroom based programming will be provided.

Target Audience

K-5

Sessions

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

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Presenter

  • Jennifer Katz

    Dr. Katz received her PhD in 2008 from the University of British Columbia in Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education. She is the author of “Teaching to Diversity: The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning,” “Resource Teachers: A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of UDL”, and “Ensouling Our Schools: A Universally Designed Framework for Mental Health, Well-Being, and Reconciliation.” Dr. Katz taught in diverse classrooms from K-12 in Winnipeg and Vancouver for 16 years, in addition to working as a special education teacher, resource teacher, guidance counsellor, district coach and consultant, and associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba and currently at UBC.